The Ladue Horton Watkins Speech and Debate Team started off the 2012-13 season with great success. Eleven team members (including four new members) attended Autumn Congress at Oakville High School on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. The team earned second place in the Sweepstakes competition which was calculated based on number of entries, submitting student-written legislation, and cumulative speaker points. Arlo Frantz-Greene won second place in his chamber. Sarah Allen and Kisan Thakkar won first place (best speaker) in their respective chambers.
The speech and debate team will attend the first full tournament of the year on October 12 and 13, 2012. The first tournament is the Parkway Classic, co-hosted by Parkway South High School (novice division) and Parkway West High School (varsity division).